Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

EDS 202 Psychological Foundations of Secondary Education(RLA)

4 hours; 4 credits. This course examines major theories of pre-adolescent and adolescent development, with emphasis on implications for education. Major theories of development and the interaction between cognitive, emotional, and physical development are emphasized. Adolescents will be considered in the context of the larger community, with attention to language, culture, gender, and socioeconomic factors. Fifteen (15) hours of fieldwork in diverse and inclusive secondary educational settings increase the student's awareness of children with special needs and the implications for classroom learning. (LA&S). Prerequisites: Sophomore standing including three credits of psychology and a GPA of 3.0 or above.